The Western Mediterranean is connected to the Atlantic Ocean through the Strait of Gibraltar on the west and includes the area between Spain, France and Italy.
It is the world-known playground that provides prestigious and stylish vacations for rich and famous and for all in search for sailing adventure.
For many, the Western Mediterranean is the most enjoyable destination which offers an incredible choice for yachtsmen; attractive beaches, hidden bays, magnificent ports and a number of exciting activities.
The area comprises the exclusive waterfront which reflects the luxury of the French Riviera and its fashionable resorts, spectacular coastline of Italy with steep cliffs and charming towns, and impressive scenery of the Spanish coast which features some of the most attractive sailing spots.
This wonderful cruising destination provides the outstanding scenery, sites of historical and cultural significance, a range of watersport activities, diving sites, various events, shopping opportunities, varied cuisine and so many different attractions.
Discover the splendors of Barcelona, Marbella, Valencia, Monaco, Saint Tropez, Nice, Naples, Sorrento and the whole array of other picturesque resorts located in the Western Mediterranean. Enjoy different architectural designs of bustling towns, lively nightlife scene, generous people, cultural events, all with a touch of luxury and elegance.
The area includes some of the most beautiful islands; Sicily with its breathtaking scenery, Sardinia with wide deep bays and promontories, nature paradise of Corsica, the Balearic Islands with the world-known entertainment spots and, though not a part of the Mediterranean, we shall mention the Canary Islands as well. Not to mention numerous smaller islands scattered throughout the coast of Italy; the Aeolian archipelago, the islands in the Gulf of Naples, Egadi Islands and other island groups.
The tourist season in the whole area runs from April to the mid-October. The summer months, (especially July and August) are hot, dry and quite crowded, but still delightful. High season includes a variety of activities, festivals and events, which is more inviting to all yachtsmen. Fall and early spring are pleasant and not too hot, ideal for sailing enthusiasts. Low season has some advantages as well, lower prices and less crowds.
Chartering a yacht would be a must do for all sailing enthusiasts who would like to explore these marvelous sailing areas. Plenty of sunshine, clear sea and exceptional atmosphere are the main features of the area which attract tourists from all over the world. The best way to explore and enjoy beauties of the Western Mediterranean coasts and islands is from the decks of a yacht; be it a motor boat, sailing boat, catamaran, luxury yacht, bareboat, skippered or fully crewed charter…there is a good many options and yacht models for everyone to charter.